Safety Monster Postcard
Postcards of Amabie & Yogenotori two yōkai that protect people from epidemics.
Amabie (アマビエ) is a yōkai from the late Edo period. A mermaid (or merman) who emerged from the sea to prophesize good harvests and epidemics. There is a legend that the plague will subside when you see her picture
Yogenotori is a yōkai. A bird with two heads, one black one white, it predicted an epidemic in the late Edo period. Yogenotori said, “Look up at us in the morning and evening, and those who believe can escape the plague”.